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Published Thursday Feb 06, 2020 by Sara Lesher

Our Goodnight Toolkit: 6 Products for a Better Night’s Sleep 

Expert Advice
Beauty

We’ve all been there—tossing and turning all night long, just trying to get some shut-eye. If you have trouble sleeping, try some of our favorite products to hit the hay just a little bit quicker.

Comfy PJs

Nothing gets you ready for bedtime more than a pair of cute, comfy pajamas. Whether you prefer cotton, silk, flannel, or au-natural, choose a set that makes you feel comfy and ready to catch some Zs. Hint: we love the Catie Sleep Set from Anthropologie
 
Photo credit: Anthropologie.com 

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Comfy PJs

Nothing gets you ready for bedtime more than a pair of cute, comfy pajamas. Whether you prefer cotton, silk, flannel, or au-natural, choose a set that makes you feel comfy and ready to catch some Zs. Hint: we love the Catie Sleep Set from Anthropologie
 
Photo credit: Anthropologie.com 

Essential oils 

Plug in your diffuser, and get ready to relax. Essential oils can help with relaxation and better sleep, so if you’re feeling a little restless at bedtime, diffusing some oil in your bedroom might help calm you down. Try our favorite blend—Saje’s Peaceful Slumber
 
Photo credit: Saje.com 

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Essential oils 

Plug in your diffuser, and get ready to relax. Essential oils can help with relaxation and better sleep, so if you’re feeling a little restless at bedtime, diffusing some oil in your bedroom might help calm you down. Try our favorite blend—Saje’s Peaceful Slumber
 
Photo credit: Saje.com 

Smooth sheets 

Never underestimate the importance of some really soft sheets. We love wrapping ourselves in Bhumi’s Sateen sheet set made from 100% Fairtrade organic cotton! Warning: you may never get out of bed.  
 
Photo credit: Bhumi.com

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Smooth sheets 

Never underestimate the importance of some really soft sheets. We love wrapping ourselves in Bhumi’s Sateen sheet set made from 100% Fairtrade organic cotton! Warning: you may never get out of bed.  
 
Photo credit: Bhumi.com

CBD

Using CBD can help us relax and keep our minds from racing late at night. We love to use the Jasper Organics Restful Roll-On on our neck, chest, and forearms at the end of a long day to slow down and start snoozing. Not sure exactly what CBD is? Here’s everything you need to know.
 
Photo credit: Jasperorganics.com 

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CBD

Using CBD can help us relax and keep our minds from racing late at night. We love to use the Jasper Organics Restful Roll-On on our neck, chest, and forearms at the end of a long day to slow down and start snoozing. Not sure exactly what CBD is? Here’s everything you need to know.
 
Photo credit: Jasperorganics.com 

Silk Sleep Mask 

Sometimes, we really just need to keep the light out to stay asleep throughout the night. Try Lunya’s Washable Silk Sleep Mask to block the rays and keep you cozy. Bonus: it also covers your ears to “shhh” all that background noise. 
 
Photo credit: Lunya.co

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Silk Sleep Mask 

Sometimes, we really just need to keep the light out to stay asleep throughout the night. Try Lunya’s Washable Silk Sleep Mask to block the rays and keep you cozy. Bonus: it also covers your ears to “shhh” all that background noise. 
 
Photo credit: Lunya.co

Supplements

If you’ve tried just about everything else, you may want to find some natural supplements to help increase your sleep hormone production. Try Goop’s Knock Me Out bite-size soft chew supplements when your insomnia just can’t be beaten.  
 
Photo credit: goop.com

 

Want to take it one step further? Check out some sleep-inducing habits we like to do before bed.

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Supplements

If you’ve tried just about everything else, you may want to find some natural supplements to help increase your sleep hormone production. Try Goop’s Knock Me Out bite-size soft chew supplements when your insomnia just can’t be beaten.  
 
Photo credit: goop.com

 

Want to take it one step further? Check out some sleep-inducing habits we like to do before bed.

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
salon collage
Beauty
Published Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Do We Expect from Beauty Salons Reopening Now?

Beauty
Salon
COVID-19

Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID. 
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.  

Here’s what you had to say... 


1.    You’re about 50/50 when it comes to heading back 
 


53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.  

2.    But if you are going back, you want the "normal" experience

While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.

3.    You aren’t quite comfortable with others in your home 


58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.

4.    You really appreciate your stylists

69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.

5.    Some of you are willing to take risks... 


But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”  


6.    Nail salons are a lot less trafficked 


Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).  


7.   We’ve all noticed (and embraced) the changes

Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...


chat bubbles with salon differences


It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them. 

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).